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CountyCare Weekend, September 28th

Who is eligible? You can get CountyCare if you: Live in Cook County Be 19-64 years of age Be a legal immigrant for at least 5 years or be a US citizen Meet income limits. (Limits are $15,282 of income… [Read More]


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Sensitive Medical Topics

By Lisa Bertagnoli – Harry Walker, a retired truck driver for United Parcel Service, doesn’t nap anymore—and sleeps better at night. Rather than go by just how he feels, he uses a glucose meter to manage his diabetes. He enjoys… [Read More]


National Minority Donor Awareness Month

August 1st kicks off National Minority Donor Awareness Month

August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month – a time to call attention to the more than 5,000 Illinois residents and 118,000 people nationwide waiting for lifesaving organ transplants. Of the 118,000 men, women and children listed on the national… [Read More]


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Cook County and City of Chicago National HIV Testing Day

CHICAGO –The STEP UP, GET TESTED: ChicaGO for 5K campaign, a collaboration of healthcare agencies, including the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Chicago Department of Public Health and other AIDS service organizations… [Read More]


Donate Life Month

June 10th-17th is Men’s Health Week

The Goal of Men’s Health Week: Think and Act Preventively! Men in the U.S. are living shorter lives than American women, with average life expectancy at 74.6 years vs. 79.6 years for women (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Statistically,… [Read More]


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April is National Minority Health Month

In April, National Minority Health Month is commemorated by raising awareness about health disparities that persist, affecting racial and ethnic minorities. Health Disparities are the differences in rates of disease, health outcomes and access to healthcare found between different groups… [Read More]


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March is National Nutrition Month

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, contributing to the increasing prevalence and costs of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke felt in communities all across the nation. The Food and Drug Administration recently revamped its food guidelines, focusing… [Read More]


Social Work Month

March is National Social Work Month

March is National Social Work Month and the 2013 theme is: “Weaving Threads of Resilience and Advocacy: The Power of Social Work.” Our health system social workers are often ‘behind the scenes’, working diligently to strengthen the social and medical… [Read More]


Pediatrics

Dr. Terry Mason Speaks On Heart Health for Kids

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is February 7, 2013. Blacks represent about 14% of the U.S. population, but over 40% of the nation’s new HIV infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC). On this commemorative day,… [Read More]